“People who do not know that a sailboat is a living creature will never understand anything about boats and the sea.” — Bernard Moitessier, The Long Way
Every now and then, readers send us photos of unconventional, custom-built vessels.
These boats don’t just break the mold, they redefine it altogether.
Sometimes, home builds can cross a line — or rather, the builder and sailor does something that causes the community to take pause and say, “Hey . . .”
We live be the phrase, “Whatever floats your boat.” If you’re seaworthy, safe, and a good dockmate, then we consider you part of the Latitude Nation. We do not judge, we only celebrate innovation and outside-the-box thinking. On Monday, we’ll bring you news of an exciting, mold-redefining project with a serious Bay Area pedigree.
For now, we’re wondering — as we always do — what kind of unconventional craft you’ve encountered over the years. Please send the pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org, or comment below.